Howell Cobb1

ID# 16844, (1815 - 1868)
  • Born: 7 Sep 1815.2
  • Died: 9 Oct 1868 in New York, New York.2
  • Note: Howell has been reported on a number of Internet genealogies as the son of James D. Cobb of Pawlet, Vermont. That seems to be based on Hollister's 1867 book "Pawlet for 100 Years," which makes that assertion. It seems to be untrue. Howell was born 1815, apparently in Georgia, where James is not known to have lived. Further, apparently sound genealogies trace Howell's ancestry to a Virginia Cobb line, not the New England on.

Citations

  1. Hiel Hollister. Pawlet for One Hundred Years. Albany: J. Munsell, 1867. Digital reprint, Waterville, Maine: Kennebec Publishers.
  2. "U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles." Online Ancestry.com.